Tag Archives: family

MAGIC BULLETS


Time to remember my mother. Everyone wants a good death: free from pain, remorse, and regret. We want to meet death on our own terms, looking at it nobly and peacefully, but the executions of two murderers last night in … Continue reading

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EPIPHANY SNOW


The snow arrived overnight, as promised! Just enough to change the landscape of winter on the lake in Arkansas. The trees, mountain, and grey sky are just shades of black and white. Snow changes our perception of the landscape, so … Continue reading

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NOTES ON A FAMILY TREE


I’m finishing up my grandchildren’s family history scrapbooks. I got to thinking about our family tree. The high holy days between Thanksgiving and Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanza, and the year end festivities bring families together. This often results in a few … Continue reading

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QUINOA BEEF & ASPARAGUS CHEESE BAKE


“And are we yet alive and see each other’s face?” Illness robs us of our tastebuds as well as our sense of smell. Sickness often robs a person of their appetite, but I’ve never had that problem. Somehow I’ve managed … Continue reading

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SURVIVAL SKILLS


“in the shadow of your wings I will take refuge, until the destroying storms pass by.” ~~ Psalm 57:1 Drop me behind enemy lines with my machete and I’ll make my own way out. I was born for challenges: I … Continue reading

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